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Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance

01 June 2016

Nursing Management

Book Review

THIS BOOK is a general introduction to topics related to medicines management, rather than an in-depth discussion. However, it provides a good starting point for...

Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance

27 May 2016

Nursing Older People

Book Review

THIS PUBLICATION presents a general introduction to medicines management rather than an in-depth discussion. However, it is a good starting point for expanding your...

Prescribing and medicines management in older people

01 September 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

The aim of this article is to explore prescribing and medicines management in older people. The author discusses the physiological changes that occur as people age...

Commissioning: the community nurse’s role

29 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Primary health care

The White Paper The New NHS (DoH 1997) proposes that community nurses will play a lead role in commissioning health care. Implementation of the proposals will result...

Basic pharmacology of non-opioid analgesics

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Non-opioid analgesics, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol, are widely used in the treatment of pain, pyrexia and inflammation....

Patient assessment:effective consultation and history taking

07 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article explores patient consultation with specific reference to the Calgary-Cambridge consultation guide. It provides an overview of history taking and...

Developing patient group directions for medicines management

10 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Continuing Professional Development

This article explores the development and use of patient group directions in the supply and administration of medicines. It provides an overview of the...

Polypharmacy in older adults

31 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone - continuing professional development

This article explores the issue of polypharmacy in older adults. The physiological changes in organ function in older people and the effect of this on...

Asthma: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management

05 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of asthma in adults, including pathophysiology, risk factors and triggers. Assessment, diagnosis and pharmacological therapies are...

Adverse drug reactions: classification, susceptibility and reporting

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are increasingly common and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Historically, ADRs have been classified as type A or...